Two-hundred twenty-four players on 2014 Opening Day 25-man rosters and inactive lists were born outside the 50 United States, Major League Baseball announced today.

The 224 players born outside the U.S. (26.3 percent) come from the pool of 853 players (750 active 25-man roster players and 103 disabled or restricted Major League players) on March 30th rosters and represent 16 countries and territories outside the U.S., the highest total since 16 countries were also
represented in 2008.

As it has each year since MLB began releasing this annual data in 1995, the Dominican Republic again leads the Major Leagues with 83 players born outside the United States. Venezuela ranks second with 59 players, marking its fourth-highest total of all-time. Cuba places third with 19 players, setting a new all-time high and surpassing last year's record-high of 15. Rounding out the totals are Puerto Rico (11); Canada (10); Japan (9), Mexico (9); Curaçao (5, surpassing its previous high of four set in 2009 and 2012); Colombia (4, matching its previous high set last year); Panama (4); Nicaragua (3, matching its previous high set in 2012); Australia (2); South Korea (2); Taiwan (2); Aruba (1); and Brazil (1). Boston Red Sox infielder Xander Bogaerts is the first player from Aruba to make an Opening Day roster since Sidney Ponson of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2007. Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes, who became the first Brazilian-born player in Major League history in 2012, now becomes the first Brazilian to
make an Opening Day roster.

The Texas Rangers have the most foreign-born players with a total of 15 on a roster that spans a Major Leaguerecord nine different countries and territories - Canada, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominican Republic, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Venezuela. The previous individual team-high on record of eight different countries and territories represented on Opening Day had been accomplished seven times. The San Francisco Giants have the next highest at 13, followed by the Chicago White Sox (11), Seattle Mariners (11), Chicago Cubs (10) and Milwaukee Brewers (10).

The Giants have the most players from one nation outside the U.S. with eight Venezuelan players. The Cubs have seven Dominican players, while the New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays have six Dominican players apiece.

Please see below for the complete list of foreign-born players on 2014 Opening Day rosters.

ARUBA (1)
Bogaerts, Xander, BOS
AUSTRALIA (2)
Balfour, Grant, TB
Rowland-Smith, Ryan, ARI
BRAZIL (1)
Gomes, Yan, CLE
CANADA (10)
Adduci, James, TEX
Axford, John, CLE
Crain, Jesse, HOU
Henderson, Jim, MIL
Lawrie, Brett, TOR
Martin, Russell, PIT
Morneau, Justin, COL
Paxton, James, SEA
Saunders, Michael, SEA
Votto, Joey, CIN
COLOMBIA (4)
Frieri, Ernesto, LAA
Quintana, Jose, CWS
Solano, Donovan, MIA
Teheran, Julio, ATL
CUBA (19)
Abreu, Jose, CWS
Alonso, Yonder, SD
Bueno, Francisco, KC
Cespedes, Yoenis, OAK
Chapman, Aroldis, CIN
Elias, Roenis, SEA
Escobar, Yunel, TB
Fernandez, Jose, MIA
Garcia, Onelki, LAD
Gonzalez, Miguel, PHI
Grandal, Yasmani, SD
Hechavarria, Adeiny, MIA
Iglesias, Jose, DET
Martin, Leonys, TEX
Nieto, Adrian, CWS
Pena, Brayan, CIN
Puig, Yasiel, LAD
Ramirez, Alexei, CWS
Viciedo, Dayan, CWS
CURAÇAO (5)
Bernadina, Roger, CIN
Jansen, Kenley, LAD
Profar, Jurickson, TEX
Schoop, Jonathan, BAL
Simmons, Andrelton, ATL
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (83)
Abad, Fernando, OAK
Alburquerque, Al, DET
Almanzar, Michael, BAL
Almonte, Abraham, SEA
Alvarez, Pedro, PIT
Arias, Joaquin, SF
Aybar, Erick, LAA
Bastardo, Antonio, PHI
Bautista, Jose, TOR
Beltre, Adrian, TEX
Beltre, Engel, TEX
Benoit, Joaquin, SD
Bonifacio, Emilio, CHI
Cabrera, Melky, TOR
Cano, Robinson, SEA
Casilla, Santiago, SF
Castillo, Welington, CHI
Castro, Starlin, CHI
Ciriaco, Pedro, KC
Cleto, Maikel, CWS
Colon, Bartolo, NYM
Cruz, Arnoldi, STL
Cruz, Nelson, BAL
Cueto, Johnny, CIN
De Aza, Alejandro, CWS
Deduno, Samuel, MIN
Encarnacion, Edwin, TOR
Familia, Jeurys, NYM
Figueroa, Pedro, TB
Florimon, Pedro, MIN
Furcal, Rafael, MIA
Garcia, Leury, CWS
German, Gonzalez, NYM
Gomez, Carlos, MIL
Hernandez, Roberto, PHI
Herrera, Kelvin, KC
Jimenez, Ubaldo, BAL
Lagares, Juan, NYM
Lake, Junior, CHI
Liriano, Francisco, PIT
Marmol, Carlos, MIA
Marte, Starling, PIT
Martinez, Carlos, STL
Mejia, Jenrry, NYM
Nicasio, Juan, COL
Noesi, Hector, SEA
Nova, Ivan, NYY
Ogando, Alexi, TEX
Ortiz, David, BOS
Oviedo, Juan Carlos, TB
Ozuna, Marcell, MIA
Paulino, Felipe, CWS
Peguero, Francisco, BAL
Peralta, Jhonny, STL
Peralta, Joel, TB
Peralta, Wily, MIL
Perez, Juan, SF
Pimentel, Stolmy, PIT
Pineda, Michael, NYY
Pujols, Albert, LAA
Ramirez, Aramis, MIL
Ramirez, Hanley, LAD
Reyes, Jose, TOR
Rodney, Fernando, SEA
Rodriguez, Wandy, PIT
Rogers, Esmil, TOR
Rosario, Wilin, COL
Salazar, Danny, CLE
Santana, Carlos, CLE
Santiago, Ramon, CIN
Segura, Jean, MIL
Sierra, Moises, TOR
Simon, Alfredo, CIN
Soriano, Alfonso, NYY
Soriano, Rafael, WSH
Strop, Pedro, CHI
Uribe, Juan, LAD
Valverde, Jose, NYM
Ventura, Yordano, KC
Veras, Jose, CHI
Villanueva, Carlos, CHI
Villar, Jonathan, HOU
Volquez, Edinson, PIT
JAPAN (9)
Aoki, Nori, KC
Darvish, Yu, TEX
Fujikawa, Kyuji, CHI
Iwakuma, Hisashi, SEA
Kuroda, Hiroki, NYY
Suzuki, Ichiro, NYY
Tanaka, Masahiro, NYY
Tazawa, Junichi, BOS
Uehara, Koji, BOS
MEXICO (9)
De La Rosa, Jorge, COL
Estrada, Marco, MIL
Gallardo, Yovani, MIL
Garcia, Jaime, STL
Gonzalez, Miguel, BAL
Pena, Ramiro, ATL
Perez, Oliver, ARI
Salas, Fernando, LAA
Soria, Joakim, TEX
NICARAGUA (3)
Cabrera, Everth, SD
Lopez, Wilton, COL
Ramirez, Erasmo, SEA
PANAMA (4)
Chen, Bruce, KC
Delgado, Randall, ARI
Ruiz, Carlos, PHI
Tejada, Ruben, NYM
PUERTO RICO (11)
Beltran, Carlos, NYY
Corporan, Carlos, HOU
Lopez, Javier, SF
Maldonado, Martin, MIL
Molina, Jose, TB
Molina, Yadier, STL
Nieves, Wil, PHI
Pagan, Angel, SF
Rivera, Rene, SD
Soto, Geovany, TEX
Soto, Neftali, CIN
SOUTH KOREA (2)
Choo, Shin-Soo, TEX
Ryu, Hyun-Jin, LAD
TAIWAN (2)
Chen, Wei-Yin, BAL
Wang, Wei-Chung, MIL
VENEZUELA (59)
Adrianza, Ehire, SF
Altuve, Jose, HOU
Alvarez, Henderson, MIA
Amarista, Alexi, SD
Andrus, Elvis, TEX
Arcia, Oswaldo, MIN
Avilan, Luis, ATL
Belisario, Ronald, CWS
Blanco, Gregor, SF
Cabrera, Asdrubal, CLE
Cabrera, Miguel, DET
Callaspo, Alberto, OAK
Carrasco, Carlos, CLE
Cervelli, Francisco, NYY
Chacin, Jhoulys, COL
Chirinos, Robinson, TEX
Doubront, Felix, BOS
Escalona, Edgmer, BAL
Escobar, Alcides, KC
Escobar, Eduardo, MIN
Galvis, Freddy, PHI
Garcia, Avisail, CWS
Gomez, Jeanmar, PIT
Gonzalez, Alex, DET
Gonzalez, Carlos, COL
Gonzalez, Marwin, HOU
Gutierrez, J.C., SF
Guzman, Jesus, HOU
Hernandez, Cesar, PHI
Hernandez, Felix, SEA
Herrera, Jonathan, BOS
Infante, Omar, KC
Izturis, Maicer, TOR
Lobaton, Jose, WSH
Machi, Jean, SF
Martinez, Victor, DET
Medina, Yoervis, SEA
Montero, Miguel, ARI
Morales, Franklin, COL
Mujica, Edward, BOS
Navarro, Dioner, TOR
Ortiz, Joseph, TEX
Parra, Gerardo, ARI
Perez, Martin, TEX
Perez, Salvador, KC
Petit, Yusmeiro, SF
Pinto, Josmil, MIN
Prado, Martin, ARI
Ramos, Wilson, WSH
Rodriguez, Francisco, MIL
Rondon, Bruce, DET
Rondon, Hector, CHI
Sanchez, Anibal, DET
Sanchez, Hector, SF
Sandoval, Pablo, SF
Scutaro, Marco, SF
Tabata, Jose, PIT
Torres, Alex, SD
Valbuena, Luis, CHI